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person holding a giant telescope while standing on a giant block chart The projected cost increase is in line with annual growth over the past six years, but far exceeds the Consumer Price Index and wage growth, which are sitting close to zero. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new study from Mercer shows that employers are committed to providing their employees with benefits, despite the economic challenges they may be facing.

In a survey of 1,113 employers, Mercer found benefit costs are expected to grow 4.4% on average next year, but uncertainty is driving “wide variations” in estimates.

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